Pregabalin

Pregabalin is a medicine used to treat epilepsy, fibromyalgia, pain caused by nerve damage, and in generalized anxiety disorder. It is commercially available in capsule, solution, and extended-release tablet. It is a gabapentinoid, and its mode of action is by blocking specific calcium channels.

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What is the reason for my increased pain on the right side of the coccygeal vertebrae immediately after standing?

Query: Hi doctor,My weight is 63 kg, and my height is 5.5 feet. For three days, I am experiencing a dull pain or shock-like sensation on the right side of the coccygeal vertebrae (lower end of the spine near the tail bone) immediately when I stand up from sitting on a chair. The pain goes away after five m...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. The kind of pain you are describing seems to be nerve pain. If it had been local pain, it would have increased in sitting. I would like to know if you ever felt pain going down to any of the legs? Try to bend and touch your toes without bending yo...  Read Full »

What is the reason for recurrent pain in the left side of my face when I swallow liquids?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27 year old male in good physical shape, doing workouts every day. My weight is 90 kg and my height is 170 cm. About four months ago, I started to feel a sharp pain on the left side of my face, above my left eye when I swallow liquids. The pain is not intense, but rather I feel...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Firstly, I feel your neurologist was right to prescribe you Lyrica (Pregabalin) although it did not help you in gaining control over the pain. Secondly, finding the etiology of a sharp pain over the left eye is quite impo...  Read Full »

What could be done for sciatica-like pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My 49 year old mother has a severe (sciatica-like) leg pain. There is also pain below the knee and at the back of the leg. The pain is an extreme burning sensation kind of pain. It sometimes moves to the hips. The pain increases when she sits or tries to walk. She is taking a pain ki...  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A sciatica-like pain can respond to physiotherapy and rehabilitative exercises. I suggest she try tablet Lyrica (Pregabalin) 75 mg at night. It is a little expensive one, but a good medicine. The other option is to take tablet Pregaba-M (a combination of Pregabalin and...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy when I take BP medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I was recently diagnosed with high BP. The doctor asked me to get a lipid profile test done and the results were normal. So, he prescribed Tazloc 40 but, when I took this medicine I felt very dizzy. I am unable to work and it is affecting my job as well.  I...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, I went through your post. Your age is 35, which means you are young. However, you have not mentioned how much your BP reading was raised by. Tazloc (Telmisartan) is a good drug, but unless your BP was more than 160/90, it would cause giddiness.  Nortipan (a combination of Nortriptyline and P...  Read Full »

I have pain in both feet while sitting. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a computer operator. While sitting, there is a pain in both the feet and in the lower part of the chest. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. I would like to mention a few important causes of leg pain and body aches: Vitamin D deficiency is very common in people with an indoor job because of less exposure to sunlight. I would suggest you start vitamin D supplements such as capsul...  Read Full »

I have neck spasm and difficulty in walking. Please help.

Query: Hello, I weigh 39 kg and I am 31 years old. I have lost two kilograms in the last two months. I am having spasm in the neck since 2 months. It started when I had sudden sneezing and was not able to move the neck soon after that. Neck movements got restricted. I consulted a doctor and took tablet...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Whole event started with a sneezing after which you developed muscular spasm in the neck. You took pregabalin for neuropathic pain but due to its side effect you discontinued.  After that you had physiotherapy and developed other neurological symptoms and you...  Read Full »

What is the reason for muscular pain under the shoulders and shingles-like lesions in my body?

Query: Hi doctor, From what was being thought to be muscular inflammation of the back under the shoulder a week ago with constant pain since last week. I have lesions in my body, which look like shingles. I am attaching a photo of these lesions.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your main complaint is pain under shoulder and you are suspecting herpes zoster (shingles). Herpes zoster begins with pain along the affected root of nerve followed by an appearance of the rash. The rash is painful and progresses over 7 to 10 days. The pain starts d...  Read Full »

Why do I have a pricking sensation in my fingers if I hold my phone?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18 year old female. I have a problem with my fingers. They keep hurting, even if I hold my phone for just fifteen minutes. At the beginning, it was just a prick that came a few times per day. Now, I feel my fingers burning and itching, to the extent, I have to stop whatever I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is due to electrical hypersensitivity. This can happen due to a vitamin B12, calcium or vitamin D deficiency. I suggest the following medicines: Tablet Pregabalin 75 mg and methylcobalamin 1500 mcg, one tablet before food at 7 PM every day for 15 days. Tablet Sh...  Read Full »

How to resolve the pain and discomfort faced during ejaculation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a discomfort and mild pain during ejaculation. I was diagnosed as having chronic prostatitis with seminal vesiculitis, and I was put on Quinolones for three months and an alpha-blocker (Alfuzosin) for five months. The urinary symptoms completely resolved, but discomfort and...  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your urinary symptoms have resolved, and pain during ejaculation is localized to the inguinal region, it is very likely to be a muscular pain of the cremaster. This muscle suspends the testis, and contracts during ejaculation, more strongly in young men. Tthe pain...  Read Full »

Kindly review my MRI and give your opinion on my neck and arm pain.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having pain in my neck and left arm for the past two months. The pain is not subsiding with muscle relaxants and pain killers. I took an MRI to rule out the cause, and I would like to get a second opinion on my reports.Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you feel relief in your arm pain when you keep your hand above your head? Thanks.  Read Full »

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